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Dec 2, 2012 3:30am PST
ordinance does and all the proposed ordinance does is fill gaps in state law. state law does not address -- state law was changed 10 years ago to allow an administrative appeal to the board -- to elected body if the elected body is the decision maker. we've had 10 years now of having no procedure in place. this is trying to establish a procedure. so, number one, it's addressing a gap in state law that did not establish procedures for such administrative appeals. secondly, it addresses a gap in state law specifically around exemptions regarding noticing. as ann marie stated, there is absolutely no requirement under state law for noticing exemptions. the noticing that we already have, either by ordinance or by practice goes way beyond anything that state law requires. what this does is aloe exceptionally try to address the fairness question in saying that since there is extensive noticing, it happens on many actions by the city, in particular extensive noticing by anything that this department does, that we want to maximize noticing through using existing noticing. in other words, if there
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 11:30pm PST
there are some who have said that there are already laws in the books that cover this situation. that is simply not the case. which i whies berkeley, san joÉe and other california cities have their own public nudity restriction beyond the if there were already laws in place to address this situation, i would not have introduced this legislation. public nudity, currently, is not -- is legal in san francisco, other than in our parks, port, and in restaurants. there's been a suggestion that we should use lewd behavior laws, particularly the indecent exposure provisions of the california penal code. i don't agree with that. i think that using lewd behavior laws is problematic and ineffective. first of all, there are going to be a lot of borderline cases about whether something is lewd or not lewd and you're putting a police officer in a terrible position of trying to determine is this person a little bit aroused or not aroused, is that adornment on the person's genitals lewd or not lewd, did he shake his genitals a little too vigorously to draw attention. no police officer should make that determi
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 9:00pm PST
to make one more point. specific are there laws on the books that cover this situation? there aren't and which is why berkeley and san jose and other cities have their nudity restrictions above and beyond the penal code. if there were laws in place i wouldn't have addressed this legislation and subjected myself to some, shall we say interesting commentary among some of the opponents. and i include frankly the argument that i truly disagree with, and has been repeated over and over in some quarters, that saying that you have to cover your genitalos a public street or sidewalk is no different than requiring women to wear burkas or banning gay men or drag queenos the street. i disagree with that comparison and i think most people do. public nudity is currently legal in san francisco except for the parks and ports and restaurants and the suggestion that we should use the lewd behavior laws and the indecent exposure laws is problematic and ineffectual. it's unclear that cock rings and other behaviors that we see would qualify as lewd. i think it's border line as best and it's a ter
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 4:30am PST
. this is filling a big gap in state law in terms of administering an appeals process and in terms of noticing. there is quite a bit of commentary which, i'll restrain from going too much into in term of where it's coming from, that suggests that somehow this proposal is being consistent with state law. it is restating state law in a couple instances. but since this is essentially gap-filling legislation, it is not going beyond or inconsistent with state law. * i think the issue that you are most likely to get confused about, whether by confusion of the speakers or by deliberate representation -- misrepresentations by the speakers, is this issue of substantial evidence. and without going into a long legal treatise, there's two ways in which the term substantial evidence is used in c-e-q-a. one is an evidencery standard. one is an appellate standard. * the way in which this is introduced in this legislation has to do with evidence and very simply, if you want to make a case for conclusion, whether you is the city or you is the appellant, you need to substantial evident to support it. that's all
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm PST
and ban that and our constitution is built on individual's rights and pursuit to happiness. many laws have been passed by the majority over years and ultimately based on bigotry and disgust and gay marriage and sodomy and many more. every time one of the laws is tested in court it has been eventually over turned. the same thing would happen here. it hurts no one. let's not pass it just because a few people find it disgusting. san francisco is about individual's rights and people come to the city to be who they are without concerns of bigging on tree and scorn. nudity is one more freedom that san francisco has championed. we took a step back with the towel law. let's not take another step backwards. i leave you with this quote from an rand. those that deny individual rights cannot be defenders for the majority. this legislation is using a sledge hammer to kill a flea. i urge you to vote no. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good morning. i am bruce dodea. as a child my father had a very racist sort of perspective on things. he felt that black people were bad people
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
and supervisor milk to me, as i was a law student in the bay area when the assassinations happened, and wanted to be part of a government that was going to be much more open. in fact, i had to sue the government in order to make it more open. and those years where struggle and just representing people who wanted to make the city much more equality bent was where i felt. and i feel today that if mayor moscone and harvey milk were here, they'd be pretty proud of what we've been able to accomplish in those years. seeing how mayor brown became mayor and my lucky charm of being now the first asian mayor of the city, understanding -- thank you. (applause) >> understanding now that we have the first african-american as president of the united states has now been reelected. [cheering and applauding] >> and this is in addition to all of the local regional lgbt persons that have been elected and a pointed to this wonderful city and the region. * appointed i think they would smile, that they would see that their efforts to make this city much more equitable for everybody has been already accomplished. a
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
conflict with state law and increase rather than reduce the city's exposure to c-e-q-a litigation and specifically i'm talking about confusing and unnecessarily complex processes for providing notice of c-e-q-a exemption determinations. under the proposed amendment, members of the public must submit written materials regarding an appeal to the board one full day before the city is required to give notice of the appeal. in other words, you have to give your written materials are due before member of the public are informed that an appeal is happening. the proposed amendments would deem valid prior c-e-q-a approval actions which could force project appellants to file lawsuits even before the board reaches decisions on their appeals in order to avoid c-e-q-a's strict statute of limitations. this could subject the city to additional and unnecessary expensive litigation. and finally, the proposed amendments would force members of the public to file two appeals and pay two appeal fees of $500 each in order to seek review proposed negative declarations before the board of supervisors. i
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 4:30am PST
to be watched. san francisco is only 47 square miles and we need the strongest c-e-q-a laws that could be in existence. we can't lower it to the state level. this is crucial. we live in a dense area and here people are just trying to cut back public debate, public opportunities for appeal. it's almost as though the lobbyists were allowed to write this. you heard some of the developers here -- one developer. you know, for them it's great. for the rest of us, terrible, unbelievable. supervisor peskin says he can't understand what the problem is. he says tens of thousands of c-e-q-a determinations are being made every year and only a couple dozens are appealed. that's a small price to pay to try to save our environment, our quality of life. it's far more important than developers or speculators getting their profits. thank you. >>> good afternoon. my name is genie kwok. the proposed changes to san francisco's c-e-q-a procedures have many problems such as incomprehensible appeals deadlines and a five-acre exemption [speaker not understood]. it is on a 20-acre campus. the focus of my talkin
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 6:00am PST
't that -- i don't know what the state law says. but other people have claimed that that skirts the state law because the state law says a certification can be appealed to the legislative body. >> only if it's not -- if they're not the final decision making body on the c-e-q-a document. so, in this case they would be required to be the final decision making body. the fact that the planning commission would have done all the hard work getting through the document, getting the record all put together, making sure that it's in good shape before it gets to them doesn't mean that the board isn't the final decision making body. >> in those instances, wouldn't it be just easier for the board just to be the certifying body and to bypass the commission all together? >> i think they appreciate the work that you do here. >> well, i'm saying it just seems like -- then you're forcing the people who may be in the current system thinking of filing an appeal on a certification to then -- the process just changes to where instead of filing an actual appeal, they would prepare the same kind of document, let's
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 12:00am PST
are really protecting, defending our most vulnerable residents, and helping property owners to follow the law. and so this particular case of september 12 of this year, all the violations have been corrected and the building has been restored to a livable state for 48 families that reside on this property. so i want to take this time and acknowledge the members of our city family that actually make this happen. we can legislate law. we can talk about building code. but there are people that actually go out there and make that law reality for the residents here in san francisco. so i want to thank rosemary, james, james, david, and allen davidson. we want to recognize you today for your outstanding work protecting the basic living conditions of 48 san francisco families living at 245 leavenworth over the last three years. thank you for your leadership in abating 423 housing code+nc'p violations and restoring the building to a livable state for the residents. the board of supervisors extend its highest commendation and appreciation. thank you very much. >> supervisor, thank you very much for t
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 10:30pm PST
or should not enforce those laws because we have violence going on, i don't think that most people would agree with that. of course violence always needs to be top priority and i can tell supervisor campos how many times, in the castro, or in noe valley, we hear from mission station, listen, we have to deal with the violence in the mission, and that's top priority. and my constituents understand that, and they respect that, and i've never heard any of them push back against that. everyone knows dealing with violent crime is a top priority but that doesn't mean you can't deal with something because you want police to deal with violent crime. before the introduction of this legislation, like i said this is legislation, like i said this is going on'l people who the minute it started and we weighe waited two years. we tried to resolve this. it was not going to be resolved or moved forward. finally i want to address the issue of free expression. and we are a city of free expression, and it's very important to me and i know to all of us. i don't agree that having yellow your peenis at a busy s
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 4:30pm PST
. but just to be very, very clear, under 80 percent of ami under san francisco law, state law and federal law is considered to be low income. the federal housing act of 1937 defines 80 percent or under 80 percent as low income. california uses the same standard. our housing element defines under 80 percent of ami as low income. our housing code defines under 80 percent as low income. our planning code also at section 401b defines under 80 percent of ami as low income and our administrative code defines under 80 percent of ami as low income. i have not seen any other legal standards that provide otherwise so whatever one's personal opinion, the standards that we apply in san francisco define under 80 percent of the ami as low income and the enabling legislation creating a low income seat for the market-octavia cac does not provide otherwise. so i think for the sake of consistency we should be applying that standard. i will also note that this seat was held for a number of years by peter cohen, who by his own statement before this committee almost a year ago is not low income. and mr. coh
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 8:00pm PST
. the initial law passed was for mobile truck operators to be able to operate in the city, to bring a diversity of food in a variety of areas. when the code was written it restricted the commercial zones specifically. so when we printed out the map, what you see, and what happens is most people just fixate on where the most areas of concentrated in red is where you are supposed to be able to operate. so for them it's an easy area to try to identify. what we found was that most of the people wind up asking for the financial district, the market street area. those zones that are identify there had, where there was a concentration of many lunchtime diners and restaurants which creates a level of conflict. with notification, usually the first thing the department hears they are like food within 300 feet of where i am. they object to the what is perceived as economic imbalance, the perception is that the mobile trucks do not. so in this specific case we're trying to address -- the supervisor and origins are trying to address it by trying to reduce the availability of high commercial areas. ther
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 1:30pm PST
an investigative hearing on the allegations before a board administrative law judge where both the tenant and the land lord may appear to make oral and written presentations including providing witnesses. colleagues, the language before you is significantly different from the original language i sble -- introduced during the summer which provided damages and additions to the list of harassment. after discussions with the lean wolf of the rent board, the city attorney and jeff buckly from the mayor's office, we feel what is before you is a simple administrative change which provides a clear process for reporting alleged harassment claims for both tenants and land lords and also steers clear of any legal issues from prop m there are several members of the public who wish to speak to this day. it is considerably watered down from what we had proposed. >> any presentations by department staff or supervisor olage >> no, that's really all i have. >> okay, is the rent board here? >> no, i guess not. >> has the rent board considered this or held a hearing on it, made a recommendation? >> not th
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am PST
circumvent the codes of the law and are rewarded for their callous disregard for the laws of san francisco. this resolution should be rejected, building inspectors should be out there tomorrow citing existing code violations and further compassionately the 10 amounts should be evicted, given time to vacate, and the building torn down. the building department shoulders part of the blame for this. thank you very much, they should be held accountable. >> thank you, is there anyone else from the public that would like to speak? if there's anyone else that would like to speak, please come forward. >> ronald irvine, i grew up on clem street, i've been away for a while. i don't know the rules, am i allowed to ask who sponsored this to bring it to this chamber? >> you have up to two minutes to speak. >> there's no one listed. everyone else has a sponsor. >> it's not an engaging process, just use your time to speak. >> i come from kleplt street, we were at the police commission, there's too much encroachment going on over the sidewalks in this city. this is a bad precedent. i'm concerned abou
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
doctor and a public law certificate from the university of san francisco school of law and became a member of the state bar of california in 2010. she chaired the student bar association diversity committee, nationally recognized with the american bar association henry j. ramsey jr. award towards advancement of diverse individuals. pamela also earned a bachelor of arts at the university of california at davis. leland reuben was born and raised in san francisco, where he first developed a strong passion for working with l÷pápñ community. he currently oversees the intensative job readiness and works with the housing authority to help residents overcome barriers and develop workforce skills that help secure full time employment. prior to joining good will mr. reuben worked at the san francisco sheriff's department as director of the new violence alliance. and finally, martha hollands a graduate of balboa high school and a former student of city college with an aa degree in child development she has been a volunteer worker for 15 years. she is very passionate about student rights a
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 5:00am PST
school board in 1955, working for the successful passage of colorado's fair employment law land serving on naacp denver and colorado boards. in the mid-50's his father threatened to cut off his college tuition if he did not end his political involvement. as howard remembered it my dad put a couple of checks on the dining room table. the checks for the next year's tuition and said get out of activism and you can have those checks. and this is what howard did. i tore them up in his face, and that was the end of my college education, and it was at that time that howard became a labor activist. howard moved to san francisco in 1967, with his lover, roger. he continued to work in the antiwar movement as a organizer in opposition to the vietnam war and staff organizer for the national peace coalition. his efforts and those of other progressive activists to bring into the movement -- to bring labor into the movement were very successful when the northern california labor councils were the first to actually oppose the vietnam war. with the rise of an organized movement in the gay community in t
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 7:30pm PST
to the practical effects of the implementation of this law. >> all right, thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i have mark caro. >> my name is mark caro the operational manager of indian truck and as supervisor wiener said we're a bricks and mortar in the castro and two food trucks. the current frustration that we have with the process is during the appeals the time limit on which they respond to yes or no on the appeal. we applied for i a time change at 25 2nd street and howard five months ago and told we would hear from the appeals process within six weeks and have yet to hear anything and with our communication with the dpw they say it's still up for discussion. and they won't really give us a clear answer. it's been really frustrating and affected our business dramatically from where we can operate. that is one thing. then other thing i wanted to touch upon. there is a big common misconception that many people in restaurant associations and in building management have been making about that food trucks are not healthy. that is a big misconception about what current food trucks are a
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
and suspend our pilot programs until we see if seattle's law is consistent with the first amendment and i am working with the city attorney to find alternate approaches for the same goal. the rest i commit. >> thank you supervisor. supervisor. >> submit. >> thank you supervisor. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you madam clerk. i have several things. the first is my strong support for the neighborhood theater and in the richmond district. i have been supporting the survival of the neighborhood theaters and i am introducing a motion for what the city can do much more to protect the small independent theaters. i have been working hard to support the balboa theater and the foundation has stepped in really to help our neighborhood show strong support for it, but also at the four star theater and chinese american movie series. it's one of the only one that still continues to show chinese movies in our city and i am helping in the process to renovate the aland der theater to make sure that we restore but also maintain a small neighborhood 38 existing there. also across the city communities are s
SFGTV
Dec 9, 2012 5:30am PST
and governmental conduct code. the first one is the item that's very simple, very clear, state law, a measure sponsored by assembly man ammiano now allows us to forego requiring any paper filing for campaigns. as you can see it's a short quick clear sirpl item. i know it was a priority of the city. mr. sincori championed us at the local level and worked with mr. ammiano. they plan to implement it by next summer and would obviously not require any more filing of paper copies which makes imminent sense. the second item is a lengthy item that is the biannual requirement for us to update our conflict of interest code. it's a rather lengthy ordinance but an assembly of all the conflict of interest codes. each individual department works with the city department's office and ethics commission to update the categories whether or not certain officers of the city if they are involved in decisions of the city have to file form 700 statements of economic interest and so forth, so this is merely the requirement of our biannual update. i do have a request of the committee to adopt an amendment of the
SFGTV2
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
is designed for. thank you for your time. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> hi name is deice law and i live at 457 guerrero street, which is two buildings down from curry village, potentially. i have lived there for 20 years. i have seen the business -- that space go through a myriad or many different businesses. and yeah, i agree the cafe was nice. and it was manageable. and my main concerns are just the way that everything has been coming down. the lack of responsibility, and bringing everything up to code, letting everybody know in the neighborhood, that this was happening. and now finding out all of these other fire hazards and the fire department -- it's not up to code. and then now hearing that the roof is not steady and may not even support this hood. really i have a lot of concerns. i have concerns that everything just seems like it's been very sloppily done and i'm concerned with the trash, the composting, with rodents. and i don't even want to get into the stench, the permeating stench. i myself love indian food and, in fact i just got back from india. i was there a month.
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
. * complicated so, i think ordinary people who don't have a background in the law, they just have to rely on you to, to look at the details of this legislation and think about how it's going to apply, how it's going to affect the public's right to know. i just add that our ability to know is very limited to know what's going on in the planning department, is very live ted. and when a project is under review in the planning department, we don't know that it's happening. now on the level that i work on, the neighborhood level, we now finally have the pre-application notification, brand-new, completely wonderful because we don't have to wait for the 311 notice before we know what's going on. so, please take to heart all the concerns that have been expressed to you. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >>> if i can have the overhead, please. good afternoon or good evening, commissioners. my name is joe butler. i'm an architect here in the city. one of the things that i had seen in the legislation because of some concern, if the resources that were inventoried hadn't been updated, if the in
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 11:00pm PST
district and levying assessments and clarifying existing positions and update references to state law. >> president chiu: colleagues, roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: on item 19, supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: the ordinance is passed on the first reading. item 20. >> clerk calvillo: a resolution declaring the intention of the board of supervisors to establish a business based improvement district to be known as the moscone expansion district and to levy a multi-year assessment on defined hotel businesses in the district. >> president chiu: colleagues, can we take this same house, same call? this resolution is adopted. next item. >> clerk calvillo: item 21, resolution approving the fourth amendment to the treasure island firefighting training center master lease between the treasure island development authority and the united s
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 1:30am PST
of law, in san francisco, 120 toñjp 150% of area median income is middle class. so why on earth would anyone would try to strip out the reference to that income range6 as being middle class is something that i don't really understand. i also do not think that the mayor's office of housing has indicated that 120 to 150% of ami is upper middle income housing. when i did a hearing earlier this year about middle class housing there was a particular mayor's office office of housing, as upper income housing. they did not do that and its presentation never indicated that, and to do that would have been i think inaccurate. colleagues it is clear that 120 to 150% of ami is middle income housing we should not be string this out and send that terrible message to the people of san francisco. >> president chiu: supervisor olague -- and before you respond, supervisor olague, our clerk wanted to clarify that the additional language of or other available data you will make that amendment to all references where it refers to data on households earning approximately 120 to 150%. >> supervisor olague:
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
have all sorts of laws that say you can do things and there are limits to what you can do. someone mentioned ian rand and i that was very appropriate. we live in a community. we live in a community that is densely populated and we all have to be able to live together, and i don't agree with ian rand and it's all about you and as an individual and i can do anything i want no matter what, no matter the impact on other people, so colleagues i think this legislation is a reasonable response to a real issue. it is a very narrow piece of legislation, particularly compared to other codes, governing nudity in the city and i move that we forward this to the board with a positive recommendation. >> supervisor chu. >> thank you. i do want thank supervisor wiener for bringing this legislation to us and the thoughtful comments. i also want to thank members of the public that came to speak. i listened intently for those for and against the legislation. i will be supporting the legislation. what was compelling to me was the people that lived in the neighborhood. there were people that liv
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 1:00am PST
're projecting, if the fiscal cliff and the federal sequester were enacted as it is in law, it would be about $26 million, in additional impacts to the city, and that's everything from hiv and aids services, homeless, cdbg funds for our community development block grants, it's a wide range of programs affecting kind of all -- sort of the whole range of social and public safety services that the federao government invests in through this city. so those are the kinds of concerns. it's a significant risk, i think. and that is why we looked so hard at other sources of funds for this supplemental. >> so the total on that would be 30, 32, and we have 15 reserve against it. so it's a question back to my colleagues, why are we doing this right now with this pocket of money? again fully support this money that. but why are we pulling from state reserves bh when we know we're getting a cut in a month and upwards of 30 million that we don't have allocated right now. that would be my question to my colleagues. >> president chiu: supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos: thank you very much, mr. president. i d
SFGTV
Dec 8, 2012 4:30am PST
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